John Henry Cardinal NewmanIntroduction and edited by James Tolhurst
Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregationsexamines Catholicism from the inside and deals with the popular prejudices which John Henry Newman’s contemporaries entertained of it. Newman uses the same touch he displayed in the pulpit of St. Mary’s to explain the truths of the faith which he had embraced. His humour and irony enable him to reach those “who do not narrow their belief to their experience.” This edition reveals the context of the Discourses and contains a wealth of references.
“. . . these sermons are an indispensable aid to anyone interested in Newman’s theology and its development, Catholic or not, and Tolhurst is to be lauded for lavishing such critical care on them. Newman’s prose, as ever, is a delight . . . for nourishment, both literary and spiritual, the appearance of this volume is a very welcome act of restoration indeed.” — Pro Ecclesia